At around 48,000 miles, the crank failed whilst driving steadily at 60mph, leading to destruction of the engine.
This is a problem that it seems ALL Subaru ... Show moreDiesel engines with the first crankshaft (2008-early 2010) are destined to experience. Take a look on google, and you'll find story after story of this happening. Subaru know it happens, and revised the crank towards the end of the EURO4's life, and put a super-strong forged crank in the EURO 5. So far, I know of not one failed EURO 5 engine.
So, we are replacing the engine with a EURO 5 Diesel, and using the EURO 4 ECU, which means swapping the different size injectors on the EURO 5 for the EURO 4 ones. Everything else should be ok. The EURO 5 turbo has extra sensors on it, but it seems you can use the EURO 5 turbo with the sensors simply not in use.
So if you own a pre-mid2010 Subaru Diesel - you'll know what this is... someday soon. Show Less
We had to remove the torrington bearings from the front coilovers as they had rusted and ceased and lots of noise had returned. We took the opportunity to c... Show morelean up the front KW's and re-lube them. This time we placed special coilover covers on them to keep them free from dirt and dust. We got the coilover covers from demontweeks.
The Jackal made a few modifications to them to sure them up. He folded the bottom in to size and stapled it together, ensuring the backs of the staples were carefully bent back into the vinyl.
So far this is working brilliant, no noise, no side-effects. I cant figure out why everyone doesn't do this! Show Less
It was very hard to say goodbye to the Evo IX. However its replacement was suprisingly good, especially since it followed what I would consider to be t... Show morehe mother of all rally cars.The £19,800 2008 2.0 Turbo Diesel Lancer with Evo styling and uprated power output is quite a similar car to the Evo IX in how it feels and in the way it gives a big welly of thrust from its 180bhp engine, which also puts out an Evo IX level 320 lbs ft of Torque, which is why it feels very similar.The stardard GS4 model comes with only 134hp from the dealers which is a bit leisurely, however it is well worth adding the power option, the difference is stagering and is akin to the difference between an Evo-260 and a 340.Possibly the best thing about this car, is no matter how much I use its power, and it is quite a fast car... I have never had an average fuel economy lower than 44mpg! Show Less